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what do you spend on track days?

kind of broad question but I am new and wondering how much to budget out for a $200 track day - how many times do I change tires (once per track day, etc) and if there are other costs involved. I am trying to see how many times I can go in a month.
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Re: what do you spend on track days?

It depends on what tire you're running and what pace you're running. If it's your first time on the track, you SHOULD have a while on your tires. Again, this depends on which tire and your pace.


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Re: what do you spend on track days?

I've done five days so far in Novice mid and fast pack and my set of Power Pures have another couple of days left. Excluding track day registration, my friends and I spend $300 on food, drinks, gas (250 miles each way + bike gas) and hotel (2 nights) PER WEEKEND. That excludes things we already bought or borrow, such as trailers, gas cans, canopy, chairs or bike stands.

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The slower you go, the cheaper it'll be.
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Spent $500 total last weekend. 2 track days, gas, food. Sucks being 5 hours away from the closest track.

Buy some pirelli sbk pro trackday slicks. 6 days on mine and they're still looking great. Probably have at least 5 left.


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Re: what do you spend on track days?

I spend between $100-$150 per track day--I live less than an hour away so gas is negligible, a few sandwiches (thanks janet) and it's a wrap..Baller on a budget..


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Re: what do you spend on track days?

I budget about $200 for a half day. Add about $75 for a full day. This includes the day or half day pass, gas for the truck and bike, food and a mental $50 worth of tire. I'm fairly slow and expect to get 5 or 6 days out of my bt-003rs tires. This is my first set of them so we'll see.


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Re: what do you spend on track days?

Around 130 for fees. (per day, it varies track to track and day to day)

Around 100 for gas. (For truck and bike, round trip)

Bring food, and WATER.

10-40 for pics, if you want.

20-40 for suspension set-up (shouldn't be every time though)

Tires are where the money's at. I've only run at Jennings. My tires are getting horrible wear there. I've heard that it is notorious for eating tires. I'm running Q2's and getting 2 full td's would be about the limit for the rear without flipping.

I'm thinking about flipping and changing tire brands because I can't afford to feed the addiction at this rate.
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Re: what do you spend on track days?

Track weekend registration fees($100-225 per day) 200-450
1 set of tires $350-450
$150 in gas for the trip and bike
$55 for pics
$75 for food and drinks
$10 for camping
$20 for garage/power rental


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Re: what do you spend on track days?

Good lord its expensive for you fools.

This weekend I'll spend roughly $50. I buy track days about 1 to 2 months out. So last month I paid 200 for the day. Now I'll just pay $25 for electricity and about 20 for gas. 5 for a foot long sandwich from subway and freeze myself a gallon of water.

That's all dependent on nothing going wrong and not having to buy any parts. I may spend 40 bucks on pix from the photog and another 40 to swap the Q2s to my old 211s if I don't like them...

All in all, I usually get by for about $80 for the day. Of course it helps being so close to the track, sooo...


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